SSPC News & Events

SSPC Summer School in Pharmaceutical Crystallization

The Solid State Pharmaceutical Cluster (SSPC) ran a Summer School in Pharmaceutical Crystallisation held at the University of Limerick during the week starting 13th June 2011. It was the first school in what is planned to become an annual event. The focus of the school was on fundamental topics relating to crystallisation of pharmaceutical compounds and covered: Particle Engineering:

Pharmaceutical Ireland and Science Foundation Ireland Forum - May 2010

The Pharmachemical Ireland (PCI) and Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Forum was held recently on 27th May 2010 at the School of Pharmacy, University College Cork. PCI and SFI came together to showcase to the Irish pharmachemical industry the exciting research that is being carried out across the academic centres of excellence, that are funded under SFI.

SSPC Members Participate in CGOM9

Several members of the SSPC recently participated in CGOM9.  The Crystal Growth of Organic Materials (CGOM) meeting, which was established in early 1980s, is dedicated to the interplay between physico-chemistry, crystallization kinetics and the solid form product properties of organic crystals.  CGOM9 was organised by the School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological Univ

DCAT 2010 - March 2010

Professor B K Hodnett, Director, Solid State Pharmaceutical Cluster (SSPC) will address the DCAT 2010 Regional Business Presentation: Innovation and Excellence: A Future Plan for the PharmaChem Sector in Ireland on 16th March 2010 in New York.  This presentation will offer information and insights on current pharmaceutical industry initiatives for Ireland and will also allow participants to exp

Official Launch of Best Practice Web Portal by An Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Mary Coughlan TD - November 2009

An Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Mary Coughlan TD, launched the world's first Best Practice web portal,, on the 6th of November last at the Materials & Surface Science Institute.

Minister Conor Lenihan addresses SSPC joint Q2 Technical meeting with IDDN - 2009

The second quarterly technical meeting of the SSPC in 2009 was jointly hosted in UCD with the Irish Drug delivery Network (IDDN) Cluster. The IDDN Cluster is a network of scientists led by David Brayden, Professor of Drug Delivery at UCD, advancing research efforts to replace injections with oral and inhaled versions of biotech molecules (e.g. proteins and gene-based medicines).


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